The Supreme Court won’t halt the Texas abortion ban, but it did agree to hear the case on Nov 1 “on the question of whether the Justice Department and abortion providers can sue Texas and whether a lower court can enter an order that blocks state court judges and clerks, private individuals, and any other state actors from taking steps to enforce the law.”

+ While Texas is getting all the coverage, an even bigger abortion case is coming up. And like many of these cases, it will be argued by Julie Rikelman of the Center for Reproductive Rights. Time: The Fate of Roe v. Wade May Rest on This Woman’s Shoulders. Full (and proud) disclosure: My wife is on the board of the Center for Reproductive Rights.